Informing the structural reform of South Australia's Marine Scalefish Fishery

Project Number:



SARDI Food Safety and Innovation

Principal Investigator:

Mike A. Steer

Project Status:


FRDC Expenditure:



Adoption, Communities, Industry


1. To review the structure and function of multi-species, multi-gear fisheries around the world.

2. To disentangle the complexities of the South Australian commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery to describe long-term spatio-temporal trends in the composition, dynamics and socio-economic performance of the fishing fleet

3. To evaluate the possible strategic management options such as regionalisation, licensing, ITQs and ITEs on the future structure and viability of South Australia’s MSF

4. To determine the biological, economic and social 'carrying capacity' of the MSF across key regions of the fishery.